Tue October 30, 2012
High Winds Knock Out Power To 143,000 In Michigan
Winds gusting to 74 miles per hour have knocked out power to at least 143,000 Michigan homes and businesses as the fringes of superstorm Sandy move through the state.
DTE Energy Co. says about 110,000 of its customers have lost power from the high winds linked to the Eastern Seaboard's rough weather. It says about 80,000 remained without power at 11 a.m. Tuesday.
CMS Energy Corp. reports that 33,000 of its customers lost power at some point, and 3,900 remained without service Tuesday afternoon.
The weather has prompted warnings for the Great Lakes, with waves up to 23 feet reported on Lake Huron.
MLive.com reports wind gusts reached 74 mph near Fort Gratiot on Lake Huron.